Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes6 servings
Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

In this easy and kid-friendly chicken gyro recipe, storebought rotisserie chicken is transformed by sautéeing it quickly with garlic and herbs.


  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onion

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • pinch salt

  • pinch black pepper

  • pinch granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tsp chopped garlic

  • 4 tsp chopped oregano, divided

  • 4 cups shredded roast chicken, or rotisserie chicken

  • 1/2 English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, then on the bias into half moons

  • 4 cocktail tomatoes, cut into sixths

  • 6 8-in. pitas

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup crumbled Greek feta


  • Combine onion with vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Set aside.

  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic and 3 tsp oregano in a frying pan over medium-low for 1 min or until fragrant. Add chicken and toss for 2 min or until chicken is warm and coated with oil.

  • Add cucumber, tomato, remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp oregano to onion mixture and toss to combine.

  • Warm pitas in the oven or microwave.

  • To serve, spread pitas with Greek yogurt and top with chicken, cucumber salad and a sprinkle of feta. Fold or roll up to eat.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 29g, Carbohydrates 39g, Fat 16g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 662mg.

If the shredded chicken seems a bit dry, add a little sodium-free chicken stock to the pan after sautéeing.

Originally published in the Today's Parent March 2014 issue.

This article was originally published on Feb 20, 2014